Since its launch in late 2015 the All-New Tucson has become the fastest-selling Hyundai in UK and across Europe. With orders in excess of 10,000 in the UK and 85,000 in Europe, the new compact SUV ensures the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC) factory is working at peak capacity.
Tony Whitehorn, President & CEO, Hyundai Motor UK said: “The All-New Tucson has now overtaken the award-winning i10 as the fastest-selling Hyundai model launch in the UK. Our Czech plant plays a key role in our business enabling us to fulfil high demand.”
Mass-production started in November 2008 with the first-generation Hyundai i30 and has gone from strength to strength. In that time over 1.8 million cars have been made, with many exported to 60 markets around the world.
Factory capacity allows production of an incredible 300,000 cars and 600,000 transmissions each year. It also offers considerable employment opportunities with 3,400 workers employed directly, with most of them from the Czech Republic.
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